[bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:24:12 -0500

Quite true, but in my current state, I can't get those "book of the Months" 
or the best sellers.  as my library can't carry them, we are too small and 
not enough money.

But I can certainly do the Pulitzers and the other Award winners.

But am also in a Education state of mind.  What is it, you see the world 
from your profession, smile.

I also believe that Bookshare can be used to preserve books that would be 
lost to the either if not scanned and OCR in like the BAynard Kendrick 
books.  Or those by Joy Adamson

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 3:38 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?


While certainly havingg award winning books in the collection is a worth
while project, whatever that award category happens to be,
especially from a pr perspective, I suspect average readers would be more
impressed if goals such as having best sellers available within "xx" days
or weeks,book of the month type selections, et al were approached as
target projects.
More customers will read a best selling romance, mystery, or expose -- and
certainly these books are more often discussed around the office -- than
Pulitzer or Newberry books.
The question is whether these projects are first viewed for their pr value
or for providing the types of things that people in the everyday world
Ideally, one should have both.
That's how a conventional library is built; and that ought to be the
approach BookShare should follow in expanding its collection.

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